A survey has been carried out in order to explore the existing fish fauna of the river Padma near Rajshahi. One species of Chondrichthyes and 72 species of Osteichthyes of fishes were recorded. Details are given in Fish and Other Fisheries Items of the river Padma Near Rajshahi of Bangladesh.

The photograph, taxonomic position, Scientific name, Local name, Availability, reproduction and breeding season of the recorded species are presented in this serial feature.

01.
Trygon sp. (Local name: Shankuch mach)

Trygon sp.
Trygon sp.

Taxonomic position:
Class- Chondrichthyes, Order-Rajiformes, Family-Trygonidae, Genus-Trygon
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Gravid female not recorded, small sized sting ray found during June-September

02.
Tenualosa ilisha (Local name: Ilish,Ilisha)

Tenualosa Ilisha
Tenualosa Ilisha

Taxonomic position:
Class-Ostechthyes,Order-Clupeiformes, Family: Clupeidae, Genus-Tenualosa
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Breed during monsoon.

03.
Gadusia chapra (Local name: Chapila, Khoira)

Gadusia chapra
Gadusia chapra

Taxonomic position:
Class-Ostechthyes,Order-Clupeiformes, Family: Clupeidae, Genus-Gadusia
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Breed during monsoon, profused breeders

04.
Gadusia variegata (Local name: Khoira chapila)

Gadusia  variegata
Gadusia variegata

Taxonomic position:
Class-Ostechthyes,Order-Clupeiformes, Family: Clupeidae, Genus-Gadusia
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Breed during monsoon, profuse breeders

05.
Gonialosa manminna (Local name: Mukhchokhkha chapila)

Gonialosa manminna
Gonialosa manminna

Taxonomic position:
Class-Ostechthyes,Order-Clupeiformes, Family: Clupeidae, Genus-Gonialosa
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Availability high in post monsoon season

06.
Corica soborna (Local name: Kachki,Gura mach)

Corica soborna
Corica soborna

Taxonomic position:
Class-Ostechthyes,Order-Clupeiformes, Family: Clupeidae, Genus-Corica
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Availability round the year. Peak breeding season is monsoon. Gravid female found in March-June, fry available in April-September

07.
Notopterus notopterus (Local name: Phali, Pholui)

Notopterus notopterus
Notopterus notopterus

Taxonomic position:
Class-Ostechthyes,Order-Clupeiformes, Family: Notopteridae, Genus-Notopterus
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Seasonal breeder (May-September), Gravid female found in April-July, Fry found in June-September

08.
Notopterus chitala (Local name: Chital)

Notopterus chitala
Notopterus chitala

Taxonomic position:
Class-Ostechthyes,Order-Clupeiformes, Family: Notopteridae, Genus-Notopterus
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, Seasonal breeder, Gravid female found in April-June season. Fry available during June-September

09.
Setipinna phasa (Local name: Phasa)

Setipinna phasa
Setipinna phasa

Taxonomic position:
Class-Ostechthyes,Order-Clupeiformes, Family: Engraulidae, Genus-Setipinna
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available throughout the year, Peak breeding season monsoon, Gravid female found during April-June, fry found during June-September

10.
Setipinna taty (Local name: Teli-phasa)

Setipinna taty
Setipinna taty

Taxonomic position:
Class-Ostechthyes,Order-Clupeiformes, Family: Engraulidae, Genus-Setipinna
Availability, reproduction and breeding season:
Available round the year, Peak breeding season monsoon, Gravid female found during May-July, fry available during June- September


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Ex-student, Department of Fisheries, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh. More...

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